Puntiagudo-Cordón Cenizos

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  • 40.969°S
  • 72.264°W

  • 2493 m
    8177 ft

  • 357160
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1930 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1850 Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations Cordón Cenizos

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Gonzalez-Ferran O, 1995. Volcanes de Chile. Santiago: Instituto Geografico Militar, 635 p.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Moreno H, 1974. Airplane flight over active volcanoes of central-south Chile. Internatl Symp Volc Andean & Antarctic Volc Problems Guidebook, Excur D-3, 56 p.

Moreno H, 1976. The upper Cenozoic volcanism in the Andes of southern Chile (from 40°00' to 41°30' lat S). In: Gonzalez-Ferran O (ed) {Proc Symp Andean & Antarctic Volcanology Problems (Santiago, Chile, Sept 1974)}, Rome: IAVCEI, p 143-171.

Moreno H, Naranjo J A, 1991. The southern Andes volcanoes (33°-41° 30' S), Chile. 6th Geol Cong Chile, Excur PC-3, 26 p.

The Puntiagudo-Cordón Cenizos volcanic chain lies between Lago Rupanco and Lago Todos Los Santos in the Chilean lake district. Volcán Puntiagudo is a late-Pleistocene andesitic stratovolcano with a prominent 2493-m-high sharp-peaked summit that results from glacial dissection. An 18-km-long fissure system with more than 40 late-Pleistocene to Holocene basaltic scoria cones and small stratovolcanoes extends to the NE. Lava flows from these centers descend to the NW and SE, in some cases reaching to the shores of the two lakes, forming irregular peninsulas. The only historical eruption occurred in 1850, when ashfall was reported from the Cordón Cenizos chain.